Chandhok could replace Trulli in India - Fernandes

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There could be a second Indian on the grid in Delhi next month, Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes admits.

Karun Chandhok, test driver, Lotus F1 Team
Karun Chandhok, test driver, Lotus F1 Team

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It has already emerged that Narain Karthikeyan will be reunited with his HRT cockpit when India stages its inaugural Formula One race.

And his countryman Chandhok, who has already replaced Jarno Trulli this year at the Nurburgring, could be a second Indian racing around the new Buddh circuit.

"I'd like him to. It's up to the team to see," Fernandes is quoted by Reuters.

The Malaysian entrepreneur admitted it will be Trulli to step aside should Chandhok, Team Lotus' reserve and occasional Friday driver, be given the green light for India.

"Yes, I think Heikki (Kovalainen) is our number one driver, although Jarno's outqualified him here," Fernandes said at Monza.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Narain Karthikeyan , Karun Chandhok
Teams Team Lotus , Lotus F1 Team
Tags chandhok, fernandes, indian gp, new delhi, team lotus, trulli